Paul Fain

Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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December 19, 2012
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, a national accrediting agency, has dropped an inquiry into 10 campuses owned by Career Education Corp., the for-profit higher education provider announced Tuesday.
December 19, 2012
Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.
December 14, 2012
John Sperling, who founded the Apollo Group and its University of Phoenix in 1972, will retire as executive chairman of the company's board of directors at the end of this month, Apollo announced today. His son, Peter Sperling, will take over as the board's chairman.
December 14, 2012
StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?
December 13, 2012
California Competes, a group led by U.S. Department of Education veteran Robert Shireman, on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the shared governance structure of California's community college system. In a filing with the system's Board of Governors, the group seeks to overturn what it asserts are veto powers for local academic senates.
December 13, 2012
Complete College America enlists other groups in spelling out its call for immediate and fundamental changes to remedial education.
December 13, 2012
Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.
December 7, 2012
New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?
December 5, 2012
The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.
December 4, 2012
Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

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